1860 folded letter to Bordeaux, France, endorsed ‘Via Marseilles’ with an imperforate (9d) dull magenta, large to very large margins, tied by an oval barred canceller. The 9d stamp correctly paid the rate to Europe. On the front is a hand struck ‘16’ decimes charge in black and a red Pays Etr. V. Suez. Suez / Amb. E. / 4 MARS 60. datestamp. A G.P.O. MAURITIUS FE 7 1860 dispatch cancel is on the back as well as Bordeaux 6 MARS 60 arrival cancellation. Extremely fine and rare. Brandon 2007 Cert.